Transgender student activist at Macalester College honored for work to advance equality – By Doug Belden

From organizing campus discussions to identifying resources to making new signs for bathroom doors, Chloe Mirzayi has been in the middle of efforts at Macalester College to expand opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.

The junior, a Colorado native, is being honored next week along with 18 other Minnesota students with a “Moxie Award” from the Pfund Foundation, which recognizes outstanding efforts to advance LGBT issues.

Born male, Mirzayi realized she was meant to live as a woman, and she made the transition last year.